Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail - Hood River to Mosier is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mosier, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Go here quite a bit with the dog...has amazing views and the tunnels are fun to walk in. Lots of lookouts to take in the beautiful Columbia gorge! The only thing is, Watch Out for Bikes!! They come in fast and do NOT slow down (most of them anyways). It is a very wide paved trail so always be sure to stay on the right side as well as your pet! You don't want to get run over! :-/
I find it best to hit this trail as early as possible, less bikes the earlier you go.
The east first few miles are more scenic. Lots of snow in between trailheads during winter means you're better off with snow shoes although is still hikable, my shoes did get water in them. The tunnel is great and worth seeing, so I recommend starting on the eastern side. Pretty flat the whole way. Follows a highway so you always hear traffic.
Nice ride, great views!
Nice hike for kids
It was beautiful a bit long but well worth the wait the tunnels are beautiful !!!
Great for a family ride!
The tunnels are cool and the trail is long enough to make a day of it with a picnic. Dogs must be leashed and they are strict about it. $5.00 day use fee. Camping nearby. Pretty ride or run.
This is a great route between Hood River and The Dalles. It is much less busy than the ride by Crown Point in the west end of the Gorge, but offers very similar sweeping vistas.
This is not an easy ride, as there are some challenging and long elevation changes. Fun going down, but rough climbing up.
Overall, with the views, pretty hard to beat.